Stabbingtonnes

April 24, 2007

It seems that Stabbington is kicking on (or “sharing the love like Andrew loves Josh” as I prefer to say). From The Border Mail:

THE latest crime statistics paint a grim picture of Albury.

Violence, vandalism, sexual assaults and motor vehicle thefts have all risen significantly in the past 10 years.

The city consistently ranks in the top 20 per cent of crime hot spots for NSW in a study by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research released last week.

Violent assaults are up 19 per cent from 2005 and are almost double the average rate of Sydney.

The city has jumped 20 places in the ranking of the 143 local government areas in NSW to be 13th worst in the state.

Domestic violence is also on the rise, up 5.1 per cent in the past decade.

Last year there were 270 reported incidents, about 13 per cent up from 2005, and about 50 per cent greater than the state average.

Vandalism is above the state norm and almost double Sydney’s average.

Malicious damage to property has risen more than 4 per cent in the past decade and last year’s 1193 incidents ranked the city as the 15th worst per head of population in the state.

But in some good news, the city has had moderate success with shoplifters.

Head of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research Don Weatherburn said the figures for most crimes had been steady for the past two years, with the exception of assaults and vandalism.

“This is not a small number of incidents, and while 2006 was a particularly high number for assaults there seems to have been a progressive increase since late 2000,” he said.

:: By Tricky HotStuff 6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. what’s the world australia coming to? yesterday i got a letter in the mailbox from marrickville police warning us that there are peoples trying to break into parked cars and nick stuff from inside.
    freakin druggies giving the ‘sham a bad name

    Comment by joshua — April 24, 2007 #

  2. Sounds like the ‘Sham wants to give Stabbington a run for it’s money.

    Comment by tricky — April 24, 2007 #

  3. stop it ellen!

    Comment by huw Bizzle — April 24, 2007 #

  4. lawl
    stabington is on a roll
    kicky on!

    i think im gunna move

    Comment by winky — April 24, 2007 #

  5. Bring it on. Stabbington is an exciting place to live. Where else could you get all this free entertainment.

    Comment by H — April 25, 2007 #

  6. I haven’t seen a break in in Finley forever. We have to step it up i think.

    Comment by Josh Rayson — April 25, 2007 #

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